by Jordan Bell
Beta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) presented its annual Pink Ice Ball to honor several individuals for their service to society. The ball was held Saturday, August 16th at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center and was the 14th annual event for the local sorority.
The ballroom, decorated in pink and green satin, perfectly set an exquisite tone for the organization’s salute to 6 of Roanoke’s “Unsung Heroes.” Program emcees, Joy Sutton and Jeff May handled the evening’s proceedings with a red (actually pink) carpet touch that guaranteed the affair as a night to remember.
Early in the program Sutton read Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” as a salute to the organization’s members. Additional entertainment was provided by praised dance team Worship Without Restraint that performed modern dance to “Lion of Judah” by Shana Wilson and Cynthia Coles who sang “God Bless the Child.”
Two Delegates from the Roanoke SCLC Executive Board of Directors, Brenda Keeling, treasurer and Deborah Saunders, president represented for the Roanoke Chapter at the week long convention held in Birmingham, AL at the plush historic Downtown Sheraton Inn.
Central Academy High School classmates from different years enjoyed a lovely lunch at the home of Vandel and Dollie Burrell Muse on August 5.
Mill Mountain Theatre is seeking actors and singers for its December production of Children of Eden. Roanoke’s professional regional theatre will stage this world-renowned classic of musical theatre in a production that honors its local roots. Auditions will be held Aug. 22 and 23.